long famine over for kim
Published 06/04/2010 | 05:00
Anthony Kim ended a drought of almost two years when he beat fellow American Vaughn Taylor in a play-off at the Houston Open on Sunday night.
Kim, who started the final round tied for the lead, squandered the chance to win in regulation when he bogeyed the last hole, missing a six-foot par putt.
He carded 70 to tie with Taylor, who birdied the last for a 68,on 12-under-par 276 at Redstone.
Taylor, who needed to win to qualify for this week's US Masters in his hometown of Augusta, made a mess of the first play-off hole, the par-four 18th, where Kim won with a par.
South African Charl Schwartzel (67) and Canadian Graham DeLaet (68) finished one stroke behind, tied for third. Padraig Harrington disastrous final round of five-over 77 left him in a tie for 40th place.